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Prohibited Campaign Contributions

The Governor, members of the Legislature, constitutional officers of the State, and their staff or agents are prohibited from intentionally soliciting or accepting a contribution from a lobbyist, lobbyist associate, or lobbyist's client or employer at any time during a legislative session until final adjournment of the session. It is also a violation for a lobbyist, lobbyist associate, or client to intentionally make a contribution during the session.

These prohibitions also apply to contributions directly and indircectly solicted or accepted by, or given, offered and promised to a political action committee, ballot question committee, or party committee of which the Governor, a member of the Legislature, a constitutional officer, or the staff or agent of these officials is a treasurer, officer, or primary fundraiser, or decision-maker.

This prohibition does not apply to certain non-partisan, charitable events, or to solicitations or contributions related to a special election or a Legislator’s campaign for federal office. For more information, please read Contributions During Legislative Session or refer to § 1015(3) of the Legislative Ethics Law.